Re: librem-5-smartphone-final-specs-announced


I think you’re absolutely right - 4 regional variants. I didn’t expect variants inside the “Frequency bands” section…
(That “LTE standard” menu had me confused)


Nooooo!! Where me 4 GB of RAM at? :disappointed_relieved:


@joao.azevedo, while updating that, could you clarify some of the wording please?

  • Smartcard: Reader with 2FF card slot (SIM card size)
    —> Mini-SIM card size!
  • nanoSIM tray for cellular
    —> nanoSIM tray (4FF) for single SIM card
  • Option 1: Gemalto PLS8 3G/4G modem w/ single sim on replaceable M.2 card
    Option 2: Broadmobi BM818 (made in China)
    —> Baseband on replaceable M.2 card:
    Option 1: Gemalto PLS8 3G/4G modem w/ single sim on replaceable M.2 card
    (2 Variants: Europe, US)
    Option 2: Broadmobi BM818 (made in China)
    (4 variants: Europe, US, ???, ???)

That’s how I understand it at least. The current wording indicates that for Option 1 there is a SIM slot on the replaceable M.2 card, and for option 2 both are not the case, so that’s very misleading for everybody not following all the forums discussions.
Also, I think it can currently be misinterpreted to say that the SIM and smartcard have the same size.

Chosing the right modem PLS8 vs BM818

Can you please translate this?



Heavens, no! Oh, how have I hoped to get me some glorious 4 JigaWatts worth of RAM! I’m so deeply depressed now that I have to live with just three fourths of that. Boohoo… :sob::sob::sob::sob::sob::sob::sob::sob:


It is a bit sad. I was also hoping for 4GB. However, not too long ago, I never thought I’d see a phone like this exist! So I can live with 3GB. :sunglasses:


i wish this was a 1st april joke. they are just trolling us and secretly we’ll get 8 GB. fingers crossed Purism …


Or several typos perhaps… :wink:


My BQ E4.5 running UBports has only 987MB (as dmesg says). So, 3GB would be a big step.


you can smell the excitement in the air allready. keyboards smoking. bank-accounts empying, others filling-up. hope shipping goes well. did we talk about packaging ?


Not that I’m aware of, but I hope it’s something memorable. Something worth hanging on to.

I kind of wish I could justify buying a second one to keep as a collectors item.


i hope they keep the packaging smart and not toss away a bunch of cash on pointless marketing. what’s sweet is already inside. but the box has to be sturdy and not take up a bunch of unnecessary volume during shipping.
by the way i guess it’s coming over the ocean by air (that’s expensive) not water.


I don’t think they need to toss away cash to make it look nice. It will have a certain cost anyway. I’m sure they will do a good job anyway.


my galaxy note 4 only had 3gb ram . i dont ever remember maxing it out


There’s still no indication of whether the video out is HDMI or displayport. Does anyone have any insights?


checking my chromebook running galliumos (currently at just over 1 Gb of ram multiple apps running) checking my gnome desktop just over 2Gb with multiple apps running… 3Gb I think we will be fine folks.


I have Debian running on a Dell Inspiron 11, which has 2 GB of RAM :slight_smile: I can run several apps at once. I think Linux is just plain efficient compared to a lot of competing operating systems.


My current 2 year old Android phone runs fine on 2 GB and my KDE desktop is only using 2.4 GB with multiple programs running and 15 tabs open in Vivaldi. 3 GB will be plenty. I wouldn’t know what to do with 4 GB of RAM on a phone.


That’s the beauty of C. Very low level and very fast.


“Your order has been received and is now being processed.” :slight_smile: